Can eggs cause Gallbladder Problems? Yes! I have seen many client's digestive and Gallbladder symptoms improve after eliminating eggs. If you've already lost your gall bladder, even more reason to study this connection now. What Does the Gallbladder Do? The liver makes bile and sends it to the Gallbladder under the liver. It concentrates and stores bile until needed to digest fats. The Gallbladder is connected to the top of the small ... Keep Reading >
5 Reasons to Fix Your Child’s Stomach Aches
It's important to fix your child's stomach aches. It's surprising how many parents don't realize their kids hurt. Children don't know tummies are not supposed to hurt. They may think it's normal. (That would be the younger me). Or no one ever asked. I always ask kids and teens in my clinic if anything hurts. The question can surprise them, especially if they're seeing me for allergies. But explaining that pain (or constipation, gas, diarrhea) ... Keep Reading >
How to Survive Cheat Days and Food Mishaps
Wondering how to survive cheat days? Are you planning to break your diet or got "glutened" by accident? How can you feel better faster? Answer #1 is to hydrate with Spring water and a pinch of Sea Salt to help the Lymph and Liver. My clients know I never advocate "cheat days". To me, nothing's worth feeling badly on purpose or going on a swing - high carb, low carb, fast days, feast days... Balance works best for me. How to Survive Cheat ... Keep Reading >
How to Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Food
Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome with food, and go for a lasting resolution. If you have diarrhea, oily stools, gas or gut pain, my version of the Elimination Diet and Low Fodmaps Diet for IBS is worth a try. NOTE: THIS WON'T BE EASY BUT THE PAYOFF CAN BE HUGE! IBS at its simplest is just two things: incomplete digestion and improper absorption of food (they're different). Inflammation of the gut and yeast or bacterial overgrowth are part of ... Keep Reading >
10 Healthy Ways to Reduce Stomach Bloating
Reduce stomach bloating the healthy way, without toxic fasts or cleanses... Fix the true causes of belly bloat and you'll be healthier as well as trimmer. What causes abdominal bloating? Stomach bloat is generally caused by food fermenting in the intestines (not a good thing). Eliminating hard-to-digest foods can work wonders for a bloated abdomen. (See TIPS # 1 - 3). Then let's look at Insulin Resistance, infection, the thyroid, gall ... Keep Reading >
Paleo Smoothies You Eat with a Spoon!
What's the latest craze in nutrient dense foods? Paleo Smoothies you eat with a spoon! We call them Smoothie Bowls but mine are low in carbs unlike most Smoothie Bowls. Forget the old fruit and juice smoothie. Even if you add protein powder, it's too much sugar and will leave you tired, hungry and moody all day. Blending raw or blanched veggies with others foods and spices makes a colorful Salad in a Glass! You can vary it daily, choosing ... Keep Reading >
Are You Getting Enough Calories on Paleo?
Are you getting enough calories on Paleo? If you're already at your desired weight, doing serious exercise, or struggling with low endocrine function, it may be time to add more carbohydrates, or perhaps more calories in general. So, which do you add: rice, quinoa, tubers, fruit or fat? The "Primal Blueprint" by Mark Sisson has always been my favorite Paleo primer. It's easy to read, well-organized, and walks us through everything from ... Keep Reading >
Understanding Gelatin and Collagen Supplements
Gelatin and collagen supplements play an important health recovery role in the Paleo Diet, GAPS Diet or Specific Carbohydrate Diet. Long known for improving hair, skin and nails, gelatin has been commercially available since the 1920's. The terms collagen and gelatin can be used interchangeably when talking about supplements. Here's what I learned in doing this podcast with a representative from Vital Proteins Collagen products. Collagen ... Keep Reading >
Herbivores vs. Carnivores
I'm a horse person.... I grew up owning and riding them, and have been the caretaker of two little equine friends for the last decade. I notice that the design of the digestive system of herbivores vs carnivores can tell a lot about what we're each meant to eat. My pony is getting old, and like most herbivores, older horses can lose their teeth to infection or trauma and be unable to eat properly. In the wild, they'd be easy prey.... I ... Keep Reading >
Causes of Constipation: PODCAST
Here's 15 causes of constipation - reasons for a slow bowel. If you're one of the fifty percent who struggle with this issue, either daily or at random (Irritable Bowel anyone?), this podcast may change your life! Seriously! Like all matters in Natural Health (or Modern Health as I call it in my podcast title "Primal Diet - Modern Health"), getting to the cause of something is the goal. Symptomatic support is OK for a while, but when the ... Keep Reading >
Digestive Health with Real Food by Aglaee Jacob: INTERVIEW
Digestive Health with Real Food by Aglaee Jacob is an excellent reference book. It's big, clear, full of info, and can be a good guide for your detective work on digestion, elimination (poop), and how to get well. Constipation, diarrhea, reflux and much more are in our Interview. Agalee, like most of us who have come forward to teach or write about natural health, has been through her own digestive struggles, and has put together a juicy ... Keep Reading >
Mom, I Have a Stomach Ache!
Stomach aches are one of the most common complaints in my practice. Why do tummy aches plague so many children and adults? And how does a parent help their child? Parents often don't know how much their kids suffer. And children think their bodies are normal, for the most part, having nothing to compare to. They'll put up with a surprising amount of problems if they don't feel comfortable asking a parent about something. Some parents simply ... Keep Reading >